The Wider shipyard made a splash last year when they unveiled their very first superyacht, the 45 metre Wider 150 named Genesi. The yacht is characterised by its lightweight construction and innovative hybrid propulsion system. During the Yachts Miami Beach show last week, the Italian shipyard unveiled this video showing off the yacht’s endless capabilities and options on offer by its functional and stylish beach club in particular.
The batteries, supplied by EST technologies in Holland, are the latest development in LiPo (lithium polymer) batteries with a total capacity of 544 kWh. This powerful energy source is more than sufficient to supply the entire hotel system on board as well as the propulsion in what is referred to as ZEM, short for Zero Emission Mode.
“The battery tests were a great success”comments Wider founder and CEO, Tilli Antonelli.“The yacht ran comfortably at five knots in ZEM consuming no fuel whatsoever… but the most remarkable and memorable aspect was that she ran in total silence.”Genesi features naval architecture and an exterior design by Fulvio de Simoni.
Genesiis currently for sale at an asking price of €26,000,000. Once her sea trials have been completed, she will be presented to the public at several events over the coming year.